SCULC 2020

SCULC 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize to any presenters and guests who were anticipating attending this year's conference. We hope to see you next year!

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CANCELLED - Southern California Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Campbell Hall Learning Pavilion

SCULC (the Southern California Undergraduate Linguistics Conference) will be held again in April 2020 at the University of California, Los Angeles by the Linguistics Department and the undergraduate-run linguistics society, Bruin Linguists Society. Founded in 2010 by Bruin Linguists, SCULC was established to create a collaborative and educational environment for the undergraduate linguistics community. Throughout the years, it has been entirely student-run and free for all participants, presenters, and guests, supported by contributions from the linguistics community, the UCLA Linguistics Department, and individuals working to help enhance and expand the experience of undergraduates in linguistics.

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Sponsored by the UCLA Department of Linguistics and the Bruin Linguists Society

Our Call for Abstracts is currently open!

See the link below for our Call for Abstracts.


SCULC is looking for undergraduate presenters from any university to submit their research for presentation. Undergraduate students at all levels are encouraged to submit abstracts for 10-15 minute oral presentations or for a poster session. Students who have recently graduated but have not yet entered a graduate program are welcome to submit abstracts. You can submit abstracts for both oral and poster presentations but they must be on different research projects. Please note that we also welcome submissions on research that is still in progress.

We also invite graduate students, lecturers, and other researchers to submit proposals for keynote talks. Please email us at before submitting your keynote abstract to our Call for Abstracts.

Call For Abstracts Link:

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • Please submit an abstract for your research work via easychair by March 22, 2020 11:59 PM PST.
  • Research from all subfields of linguistics, in both applied and theoretical work, are welcome. Research in progress is fine too.
  • The abstract should be no more than 500 words, not including references.
  • Please make sure the abstract is in a PDF format and that there is no identification of yourself in the abstract (anonymized submission).
  • If you are submitting something as part of work on a greater research project with a team or a professor, be prepared to submit verification from the PI that they are aware you are submitting this work if your abstract is accepted.

Abstracts that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be announced in early to mid-April. Please keep in mind that these abstracts and potential presentations will not be published. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the presenter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the organizers at Be sure to specify in the subject line that your correspondence is related to SCULC 2020. We look forward to seeing all of your presentations this April!